relief, I grabbed my suit, mid January - totted my lawn chair and plopped myself outside. Yes, I Iive in a southern state that offers limited amounts of warmth and sunshine regardless of the usual national colder temperatures. Thank goodnessfor small miracles!
What I found transformed me! Once I moved past the initial aches, anxiety, and frustration of sitting still despite my uncomfortable feeling, I began to slowly feel relief! I propt myself up, regardless of my unceasing thoughts that were screaming to get me back to the comforts indoors. In as little as 10 minutes, I began to feel a small relief flow throughout my tender muscles. Each minute thereafter, more and more tension eased and relaxed my frame. I stayed for 35 minutes bathing in this new found treatment wondering why it had such amazing affects on my being.
There after, almost every day, was spent a brief period outside for the minimum of 20 minutes. The effects were amazing; my well-being sky rocketed and gave me an extra advantage to finish the day. I was so absolutely impressed by this minimal implementation into my basic routine that I tried it with friends who suffer from similar issues. The results again were astounding. All reported an amazing sense of relief in that short period of sun exposure.
The beauty of sun is it penetrates your skin (yes you may use sun block) with Vitamin D. It has been reported that one in seven adults is vitamin D deficient. A recent study of medical ward patients showed 57% were vitamin D deficient and 42% were deficient despite taking recommended dosage of supplemental vitamin D. In case you didn't know, deficiency has been proven in fibromyalgia patients just as those who were part of the ward study. Yet, sitting in the sun allows your body to make its own Vitamin D.
The sun benefits us in other ways. The sun delivers heat, raising core body temperature. Higher core body temperatures facilitate increased cell function and higher energy. This increases our detoxification and purification systems. Fibromyalgia patients are often encouraged to do Detoxification to reduce flare ups.
So keep in mind, twenty minutes of sunlight on the arms, hands and face will produce about 400 IU of vitamin D. A day of summer sun in a bathing suit until the skin is pink will produce as much as 20,000 IU. What are you waiting for? Get your suit on!
Get approximately 20 minutes of sunlight daily. But, be advised, too much sun exposure can cause fibromyalgia aches.